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    Cubs vs. Nationals: Series Schedule
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    Now that the Chicago Cubs have officially clinched their playoff spot, they also know their playoff opponent, as they will take on the Washington Nationals in the National League Division Series.

    The Nationals will be the home team in the first two games of the series by virtue of having a better regular season record than the Cubs. The Cubs will host Games 3 and 4 of the series, and a deciding Game 5, if necessary, would be played at Nationals Park.

    All five games in the series will air on TBS.

    Here is the full schedule with game times for Games 1 and 2, with Games 3-5 yet to be determined.

    Game 1: Fri., Oct. 6: Cubs at Nationals 6:31 p.m. TBS

    Game 2: Sat., Oct. 7: Cubs at Nationals 4:38 p.m. TBS

    Game 3: Mon., Oct. 9: Nationals at Cubs 3:08 p.m. TBS

    Game 4: Tues., Oct. 10: Nationals at Cubs 4:38 p.m. TBS

    Note: The game will start at 3:08 p.m., as the Boston Red Sox staved off elimination vs. the Houston Astros. 

    Note: If the series between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks is still going on, the Cubs will start at 4:38 p.m. If it has concluded, the game will be played at 7:08 p.m. 

    Game 5: Thurs., Oct. 12: Cubs at Nationals* 4:38 p.m. OR 7:08 p.m. TBS

    Note: If the series between the Dodgers and Diamondbacks is still going on, the Cubs will start at 4:38 p.m. If it has concluded, the game will be played at 7:08 p.m. 

    *= if necessary

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    The Cubs will be looking to advance to the National League Championship Series for the third consecutive season, while the Nationals will be looking to reach the second round for the first time since moving to Washington D.C. The team reached the 1981 NLCS when they were known as the Montreal Expos. 

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